Scarface (1983)


Movie Review

Director: Brian De Palma

Starring: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, and Michelle Pfeiffer

Scarface is ridiculously violent, ridiculously profane, and ridiculously entertaining.  This movie is the measuring stick to which all other gangster movies have since been compared.  The film is one of Al Pacino’s best and gave us one of the greatest movie quotes of all time: “Say hello to my little friend!”.  In this remake of the 1932 film of the same name, Tony Montana (Al Pacino) is a Cuban refugee who immigrates to Miami and proceeds to take over the cocaine business.  The film captures his swift rise to power in the drug business and the brutal fall that follows.  While this film gets a sober rating because it’s just that good, it’s a movie where a little beer or wine wouldn’t really hurt the experience if you’ve seen it before.  Like any good crime movie, it’s nearly three hours long.  Don’t be surprised by this, but don’t miss out on this great film!



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